Electricity in the 17th and 18th Centuries: A Study of Early Modern Physics

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University of California Press, 1 de gen. 1979 - 606 pàgines
After examining the principles and individuals underlying the early advancement of physics, Heilbron discusses the scientific development of electricity as its roots in the theories and discoveries of pioneer physicists
 

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PART ONE Early Modern Physics and Its Cultivators
7
THE PHYSICISTS
98
PART TWO Electricity in the Seventeenth Century
167
THE JESUIT SCHOOL
180
TESTING THE AIR THEORY
193
IMMATERIALISTS
209
THE CARTESIANS
220
PART THREE The Great Discoveries
227
PART FOUR The Age of Franklin
307
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
324
Lightning
339
THE RECEPTION OF FRANKLINS VIEWS
344
THE ATMOSPHERES ATTACKED
373
PART FIVE Quantification
403
TWO FLUIDS OR ONE?
431
QUANTIFIABLE CONCEPTS
449

DUFAY
250
ELECTRICITY BEYOND THE RHINE
261
ELECTRICITY IN FRANCE AFTER DUFAY
276
ELECTRICITY IN ENGLAND AFTER
290
EPILOGUE
490
BIBLIOGRAPHY
501
INDEX
571
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J. L. Heilbron, formerly Professor of History and the Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford. He was awarded the George Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society in 1993 for his contributions to the field.

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